Federal agencies and State police along with the Corning Police Department were conducting an investigation Friday after someone made his way to the Republican Rep. Tom Reed’s house and left threatening signs.
Local news outlets reported that a brick containing a Reed relative’s name and a dead animal were discovered inside the upstate New York congressman’s residence at around 10:30 a.m.
Officials have not determined the species of the animal and no further information was disclosed as of now.
“Today, my family and I were threatened at our home in Corning,” Reed said in a press release.
“The cowards used a dead animal and a brick with a family member’s name on it to try to intimidate us. We assure everyone such threats only energize us to stand stronger.”
“We thank the local police and federal authorities, who are already investigating this disgusting attack against my family. Across the country, politics has taken a disturbing turn,” Reed added.
“We have to overcome this. I know that we can. We are all Americans first. What unites us is far greater than our political differences.”